Part of his ridiculousness was the message. The idea that an API that was intended for one type of purpose (human interaction) should be used for a general messaging system between processes.
The other part was his belligerent attitude. Brice was kind of like a backward redneck from the pages of "Hillbilly Elegy" - angry that the smart kids were better esteemed than him, so he pounded the idea that he was too brilliant to even bother to justify what he stated.
He was an ultraviolet level know-it-all, and as far as anyone knew he was taking the piss as an ongoing act. He vanished after CoT was closed.
He extended the attitude to just about anything that was discussed.
I think his career was exclusively building demo and proof of concept applications so he never dealt with technical debt.
His anger and belligerence was over the top most of the time.
Brice is worth mentioning periodically just to keep everyone humble that this is what happens when you're full of shit and you aren't even aware.